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Jay  Sonbolian

Jay Sonbolian

Ernst & Young LLP
Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Predictive Modelling
  • Fraud Data Analytics
  • Contextual Data Classification
  • Computer and Cyber Forensics
  • Insider Threat Programs
  • Early Case Assessment
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Technology Assisted Review
  • Cyber Response Management
  • Legal Process Outsourcing / Offshore


  • Jay is a principal in E&Y’s Forensic Technology practice
  • He has more than 17 years of experience in data analytics, predictive modeling, ediscovery and cyber response management
  • He is a recognized expert in the forensic technology industry having led some of the largest investigations involving massive structured and unstructured data sets

Education, Affiliations and Certifications

  • M.S. – Boston University
  • B.S. – Northeastern University
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) authorized
  • Ellen Gabriel Fellowship Program, 2008/2009
  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)


  • Led a team to collect and analyze over 500 TB’s of data for one of the world’s largest oil spill investigations. Analyzed and identified relevant information which was presented to numerous state and federal agencies, White House subcommittees and over 6,000 law suits.
  • Ponzi scheme spanning over 11 years requiring the deep analysis of large and complex disparate data sets. Analyzed data for numerous civil, class-action, multi-district and regulatory matters.
  • Led investigation, analysis and recovery for one of the most damaging cyber- attacks on a US company.
  • Spent two years developing and implementing an offshore process model in India now used by many companies around the world.
  • Leader on SEC’s first financial misstatement  matter  in  India  involving  a $1.5B fraud.

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